on Driving for Elders and People with Dementia
and Driver Resources
The national associationís Web site on driving and dementia with links to educational information. Local chapter websites will often list available driving clinics in the area.
American Association of Retired Persons
Information about online and classroom driving courses for seniors.
American Automobile Association
Information on self assessment, classes, and other resources for the older driver.
AAA Roadwise Review: A Tool to Help Seniors Drive Safely Longer
American Occupational Therapy Association
Information on occupational therapists, their role in driving assessment and rehabilitation, and locator.
Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists
Professionals working in the field of driver education / driver
training and transportation equipment modifications
Centers for Disease Control
Older drivers: get the facts
Family Caregiver Alliance
A review of the myriad of caregiver issues related to this topic.
Federal Highway Adminsitration
Information about older road users.
Caregiver site on when to stop driving for people with Alzheimer's disease.
National Association of Social Workers
Locate a social worker near you.
National Highway Traffic Safety Adminsitration
Active aging programs
Insurance company web site with links to brochures on aging and dementia issues and driving.
University of Michigan, Transportation Research Institute
Driving decisions workbook by David Eby.
Older driver safety tips.
American Family Physician
Dementia and Driving handout for the office.
American Medical Association and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Physician's Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers.
and State Licensing and Reporting Laws (last updated 2004).
American Society on Aging and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Drive Well Tool Kit: Promoting Older Driver Safety and Mobility in Your Community.
California Department of Motor Vehicles
Discussion of the California law and dementia severity.
CanDrive Research Program in Canada
Selected links on dementia and driving.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Older driver laws for licensing as well as driving statistics, updated every six months.
"Safety First for Older Drivers": Self assessment program for physicians and health care professionals by Dr. David Carr.
"Assessing and Modifying Risks for Older Drivers": Education
program for physicans and health care professionals by Dr. Brian
Neurology: "When should patients with
Alzheimerís stop driving" by Deniz Erten-Lyons
Handout for patients and families.
Advanced Age, Dementia and Driving: A discussion of the physician role, ethics, and communication issues.
Helpful Review Articles
"The Older Adult Driver With Cognitive Impairment" by David Carr and Brian Ott
"Impaired Driving From Medical Conditions" by Matthew Rizzo
"Practice Parameter Update: Evaluation and Management of Driving Risk in Dementia" by Donal Iverson, et al.
Talking to Seniors and Their Family about
Dementia and Driving
Government pamphlet: Dementia and driving.
III. Transportation Alternatives
Locate a local transportation provider in your community.
Community Transportation Association
Information on transportation in the United States.
Independent TransportationNetwork - America
Novel older adult transportation system that provides 24-7 rides for seniors.
National Center on Senior Transportation
A Web site that provides links to many transportation agencies.
Seniors on the MOVE
Assists older adults with relocation to another community.
U.S. Administration on Aging
Brochures on transportation options for seniors.
Eldercare transportation assistance resource locator by community.